“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life” – Henry David Thoreau
Years ago I read Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week book, where he shed some light on what he called the “New Rich”, a developing class of people who judged their successes not by their net worth, but in their ability to do what they most wanted, and maintaining high levels of excitement and overall quality in their lives. He boiled the critical measurements of true financial freedom into just three elements:
I remember considering the notion of sustaining myself with only four working hours a week as a bit unrealistic, yet I still resonated with Mr. Ferriss’ unconventional and contrarian approach for achieving a satisfying and wealthy lifestyle with a high ratio of satisfaction-vs-effort. In time this went from being theoretically interesting to all-but-forgotten.
Skipping forward more than a decade later, these ideas have reemerged in in my consciousness as I discovered the Forex and the opening of a whole new universe of possibilities. I recently re-acquired the book (this time in a digital Kindle format with another 100+plus pages updated by the author) and find myself relating to its narrative in a deeper and more literal way.
Call me an idealistic and foolish dreamer, but I now thoroughly believe that I’ll be generating everything I need to sustain a fulfilling and quite fantastic life with about 4 hours a week of Forex income harvesting (or perhaps 6 hours, until I get the hang of it). Practicing conservative successful trading behaviors and methodically increasing the pip values seem to lead nowhere else.
In the meantime you’ll find me day-in and day-out doggedly pursuing my learning and earning curvaceous Forex journey. Perhaps in the not-so-distant future, you’ll come visit me as I fulfill adventurous aspirations living in New Zealand.
I should have lots of time to show you around.
by Brian Cutler, Director of WealthSmart, Aspiring Forex Trader and Student at the Forex 365 Institute